What is the EOL of the products manufactured by Trenz Electronic?
EOL of our module series is normally as long as Xilinx and Intel will offer the FPGA/SoC:
Passive components (resistors, capacitors) or components which will not influence the FPGA or HW design can be changed on the modules without notification. We use different manufacturer and best prices, but in any case the characteristics which are specified in the schematics are the same.
In case other active components will be not longer available, we will replace with footprint compatible equivalent alternatives or we update the PCB to support a equivalent alternatives variant. In case we change such a component, we will create also a new article number, so that you can directly see that something was be updated and we write a PCN
Trenz Electronic Article Number
Trenz Electronic provides Module series with different assembly options (FPGA size, speed grade, temperature range, DDR size, QSPI size, eMMC size, less components, different stacking height...)
Xilinx SoC/FPGA package marking
Xilinx device information can be requested with the 2D Bare code or Lot code on the device package.
This can be done via Xilinx App:
Or over web page:
In both cases a Xilinx login is needed.
Deviations from the general copyrights, if any, are indicated at the corresponding boards. If not the following applies:
Copyright for most board with SoC/FPGA (Modules / Motherboards...):
Copyright for most Carrier:
Downloads / Documents
What do the abbreviations on the downloadable documents mean?
You can lookup for file abbreviations on Documents Naming Conventions.
Cooling solutions for trenz modules...
Cooling solution depends mainly on FPGA design and environment. This must therefore always be considered individually.
Trenz Electronic cooling solutions for some modules:
What's is the maximum power consumption of the module?
The maximum power consumption of a module manly depends on the design which is running on the FPGA.
Xilinx provide a power estimator excel sheets to calculate power consumption. It's also possible to generate power consumption of the developed design with Vivado.
Please also observe the TRM of the Trenz Electronic module and the power management of our corresponding carrier boards.
7 Series FPGAs - LVDS_33, LVDS_25, LVDS_18, LVDS inputs & outputs for High Range (HR) and High Performance (HP) I/O banks
See Xilinx Answer Record: AR# 43989
Power sequencing for variable IO banks and connected periphery
Power sequencing of the FPGA/SoC banks and IOs must be still fulfil restrictions from manufacturer data sheet.
In most case IOs should be enabled after core voltages are powered on. Some module output voltage can be used to enable carrier power regulator for variable bank powers and connected periphery.
See also data-sheet power sequencing of the section of the give device:
How do I extract the libraries from the Altium project of carriers?
Use in Altium, Design → "Create integrated library" It will recreate all used lib symbols
TE0803/07/08 connector alingment problem (SS5-80-xxxx-L-D-K-TR)
These connectors do not self align, so the placement has to be good initially. Connectors should be placed with 50µm accuracy. Not every assembly house can do this. However even with higher tolerances, the connection is normally stable.
Furthermore we discussed with Samtec and got following hints:
As we saw the alignment issue with a few customers, we decided to make a sister series of TE0803, TE0807, TE0808 with other connectors.
Xilinx Release Notes and Known Issues
Links to Xilinx Release Notes are available on Vivado/SDK/SDSoC: Xilinx Software-Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues
How can I excecute Trenz Electronic reference designs on Win/Linux?
Reference Designs will be delivered as scripted project file. Vivado Project files will be generated with these scripts.
Windows and Linux (since Vivado 2016.4) start up command files are available to generate the project: Project Delivery QuickStart
All other options are described on: Vivado Projects - TE Reference Design
Where can I find Trenz Electronic Board Part Files? And how can select and use the correct one for may assembly option?
Which devices are supported by Xilinx Vivado HL WebPACK Edition?
Xilinx provide a list with supported functionality and devices on: https://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/vivado/vivado-webpack.html
How can I activate beta devices (ES-devices)?
Now Vivado check all Beta Devices, but only Devices with valid license are visible. With Beta Device enable, Vivado need longer startup. Select special beta device is supported too. See Xilinx Forum: Synthesis Failure for ZCU102
"ERROR: [Labtools 27-3165] End of startup status: LOW" after FPGA programming
Insufficient external power supply can cause this issue. If power supply is insufficient, module restarts and FPGA content is erased. Vivado did not recognize this.
"ERROR: [Labtools 27-2269] No devices detected on target localhost:..." after JTAG connection via Vivado HW-Manager
Please check following:
QSPI Flash access in QUAD Read mode failed
Check if the Quad Enable (QE) bit in the Configuration Register of the flash is set to 1. If the QE-Bit is set or not depends on the last access to the flash.
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